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Featured Flash Fiction: ‘Snow’ by Jason Jackson

2016 Flash Fiction Competition Winner: Jason Jackson Jason Jackson writes short fiction and poetry. Sometimes he takes photographs too. Find links to his published work here.  Snow By Jason Jackson I remember the hills in Cleadon, insignificant, more mounds than…
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Alan Bilton with The Short Story

The Short Story Interview: Alan Bilton

Alan Bilton teaches literature, film, and creative writing at Swansea University. He is the author of two novels, The Known and Unknown Sea (2014), and The Sleepwalkers’ Ball (Alcemi, 2009). He is also the author of books on Silent Film…
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Clare Morrall with The Short Story

The Short Story Interview: Clare Morrall

  Clare Morrall is an acclaimed writer who achieved success with her first published novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, which reached the shortlist for the 2003 Booker Prize. She has since published a further four novels. Clare’s work has been…
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Joanna Campbell

The Short Story Interview: Joanna Campbell

  Joanna Campbell’s short stories have been published in multiple literary magazines and in anthologies from Cinnamon Press, Spilling Ink, Earlyworks Press, Unbound Press and Biscuit Publishing, as well as The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013, both the 2013…
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Short Stories: Making a Collection, Part I

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of Shore to Shore. What’s good, what’s bad and how brutal is it out there? Warning – not for the faint-hearted.   At some point most writers of short fiction will amass a sufficient body…
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On Writing Short Stories: Observations and Apercus

Charlie Hill is the author of two novels, with a novella due in September from Cinnamon Press. His short stories have been widely published in print and online. Most recently, his work has appeared in The Lonely Crowd and Spelk and was…
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Setting and Place in Short Stories

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of SHORE TO SHORE Why should I care about setting in my stories? I always skip long descriptive passages, they’re boring. If that sounds like you, if you’ve ever had the ghost of that thought…
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